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At least Adam McQuaid is sorry for kneeing Nick Foligno

Dec 15, 2011, 10:41 AM EST

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It was an ugly night for Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid. McQuaid earned a kneeing major and a game misconduct for his knee-on-knee hit on Ottawa’s Nick Foligno and might also earn a suspension from Brendan Shanahan for his efforts.

While that’s all negative, on the upside McQuaid is sorry for what he did. McQuaid tells CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty that he feels bad about how things went down.

“If I could take it back, I definitely would,” said McQuaid, who blocked a pair of shots and registered three hits in. “It was one of those things where you go, ‘Oh, crap’, right after it happened.

“The penalty was deserved. That’s not me at all. I think that’s actually my first major penalty in my career outside of the fighting calls, and I don’t plan on getting any more.”

McQuaid might be saying “Oh, crap” should he wind up getting a call from the NHL for the hit. Foligno did leave the game momentarily because of the hit but returned to action. He should consider himself fortunate to not have a serious knee injury.

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  1. nhlbruins90 - Dec 15, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    It was pure instinct, realizing that he was in trouble. I believe him when he says he instantly regretted it. Take your lumps and move on.

    • pastabelly - Dec 15, 2011 at 11:51 AM

      McQuaid was about to beaten out of his own end while pinching in and threw the knee out. There was no intent to injure. He just wanted to impede Foligno. He should accept his punishment and move on.

  2. bostonhasrealhockey - Dec 15, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Agreed. Not darth quaiders game.

  3. xxshookonexx - Dec 15, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    He would have been better off clotheslining Foligno, that would have only been a two minute interference or roughing call

    • haterzgonahate - Dec 15, 2011 at 2:36 PM

      and more entertaining to see!

  4. jpelle82 - Dec 15, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    those of us who have played have all been there before…its literally a knee jerk reaction. cant blame him, good apology, move on

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